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Half Marathon Running Schedule

Schedule for Running a Half Marathon

APR 15 2010

Are you one of the people who are planning to train for a half marathon running? Do you have the main fitness level? Are you over the age limit or not? People who are over the limit age of 35 should seek a general practitioner for a physical examination, for them to know if you are physically fit to join the running marathon.

A road career event of 13.1 miles is called a half marathon. It is called a half marathon because the usual distance of a running marathon is cut in to half and the participants usually run through the roads. More and more people are joining half marathon mainly because they find the distance very challenging, plus it does not require them to train the same level that a usual marathon requires. The only training requirement for a half marathon is only three months, so it won't be eating the time of the participants who are interested.

Here is the usual half marathon running schedule that participant's like you will be doing for the next twelve weeks of training:

For the first and second week:

  • Monday will be stretching and strengthening of the bones and muscles.
  • Tuesday will be a three meter run.
  • Wednesday will be a two meter cross or run.
  • Thursday will be a three meter run again including strength.
  • Friday will be the participant's rest day.
  • Saturday will be a thirty minutes cross exercise.
  • Sunday will be a four meter run.

Third and Fourth week of half marathon running schedule:

  • Monday will be stretching and strengthening of the bones and muscles.
  • Tuesday will be a three point five meter run.
  • Wednesday will be a two meter cross and running.
  • Thursday will be a three point five running and strengthening.
  • Friday will be rest day.
  • Saturday will be a fourty minutes cross.
  • Sunday will be a five meter run.

For week five and six:

  • Monday will be stretching and strengthening of the bones and muscles.
  • Tuesday will be a four meter run.
  • Wednesday will be a two meter cross or running.
  • Thursday will be running plus strengthening.
  • Friday will be your rest day.
  • Saturday will be your fourty minutes cross.
  • Sunday will be your five meter run.

For week six and seven:

  • Monday will be stretching and strengthening of the bones and muscles.
  • Tuesday will be a four point five meter run.
  • Wednesday will be your two meter cross or run.
  • Thursday will be your four meter run plus strengthening.
  • Friday will be your rest day.
  • Saturday will be your fifty minutes cross.
  • Sunday will be your five meter race.

For week eight and nine:

  • Monday will be stretching and strengthening of the bones and muscles.
  • Tuesday will be your four point five meter run.
  • Wednesday will be your three meter run or cross.
  • Thursday will be your four point five meter running plus strengthening.
  • Friday will be your rest day.
  • Saturday will be your fifty minutes cross.
  • Sunday will be your eight meter run.

For week nine and ten:

  • Monday will be stretching and strengthening of your bones and muscles.
  • Tuesday will be your five meter run.
  • Wednesday will be your five meter run or cross.
  • Thursday will be your five meter run plus strengthening.
  • Friday will be your rest day.
  • Saturday will be your sixty minute cross.
  • Sunday will be your nine meter run.

For week eleven and twelve. Your last week of half marathon running schedule:

  • Monday will be stretching and strengthening of the bones and muscles.
  • Tuesday will be your five meter run.
  • Wednesday will be your three meter run or cross.
  • Thursday will be your five meter run plus strengthening.
  • Friday will be your rest day.
  • Saturday will be your sixty minute cross.
  • Eleventh week of Sunday will be your ten meter run.
  • Twelve week of Sunday will be your Half Marathon.

You must follow these half marathon running schedule for you to be able to build strength, tapering, endurance and speed which are definitely needed when running for a half marathon. Following these schedules will keep you fit which is good and healthy at the same time.

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